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HABS in Mississippi: Burrus House, Benoit

The once-grand mansion was in a precarious condition in 1936 when our old friend James Butters took two photos of the building for the Historic American Building Survey, one from the front and one from the back, which was already missing its original double gallery.

Where’s the Fire?

I sat down to write today’s post with the intention of telling the story of the 1890 fire at Windsor, which someone mentioned in the comment’s to yesterday’s post. But my newspapers.com addiction got the better of me after I… Read More ›

Fire *shudder*

This wouldn’t be a preservation blog worth the name if we failed to mention the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. As you’ve probably read, the church was under repair, and scaffolding had been erected… Read More ›

Name This Place 13.5.4

This is the final post of the competition. You have until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to be eligible to receive points for answers about today’s four posts. At that time, the results will be posted and the Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire… Read More ›

Name This Place 13.5.1

I thought yesterday’s first post was a good candidate to stump everyone, but SWeger identified and provided architectural information about Grenada’s Moore-Powell-Whitaker House for two points with southside preservationist and Belinda2015/Belinda Stewart getting single points. The second post of the… Read More ›

Name This Place 13.4.1

The Lindamood Building at the Palmer Home for Children in Columbus was yesterday’s first post which southside preservationist got two points for, as southside preservationist was the first person to name the building and city; Suzassippi, Carunzel, Mattie Abraham, and… Read More ›

Name This Place 13.3.1

In the first post of yesterday, Suzassippi increased her lead by two points for recognizing and providing some architectural history of the Old Merchants and Farmers Bank in downtown Meridian; though various other facts about the history could have been… Read More ›